13) Reforming the World

13) Reforming the World - Reforming the World Progressives...

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Reforming the World: Progressives Go to War April 1, 1917 Woodrow Wilson is deciding whether to stay neutral or enter the war Believed that freedom of speech and the things that define the U.S. would be undermined if they entered the war Addresses congress and asks to declare war Why did Wilson Take the U.S. to War? Technical Reason o Freedom of the seas, right to neutrality Progressive Ideas o Opportunity to spread progressive deals; spread American brand of it System of European Interaction Mutuall Assured Destruction (MAD) Building up powers and creating alliances against one another Allied Powers (Triple Alliance); Central Powers (Triple Entente) Highly armed against one another 1914: Archduke Franz Ferninand of Austria is assasinated, sparking the war Trench Warfare Extroadinary death rate, genocide Total war: war dominated every aspect of one’s life High casualities Naval Blockades Germany blocks British ports to starve them out of the war
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 1320 taught by Professor Jessicapliley during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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